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Injury from lightning strike while using mobile phone

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 22 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1513
  1. Swinda Esprit, senior house officer in otorhinolaryngology (,
  2. Prasad Kothari, specialist registrar in otorhinolaryngology,
  3. Ram Dhillon, consultant in otorhinolaryngology
  1. Northwick Park Hospital, Middlesex HA1 3UJ
  2. Northwick Park Hospital, Middlesex HA1 3UJ

    EDITOR—We report the case of a 15 year old girl who was witnessed being struck by lightning while using her mobile phone in a large park in London during stormy weather. The girl has no recollection of events because she had an asystolic cardiac arrest.

    She was successfully resuscitated, but one year later she was …

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